Private jet rental SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN

SC.7 Skyvan au décollage
SC.7 Skyvan au décollage

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Description of SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN

The Short SC.7 Skyvan is a light private jet built in the early 1960s. It is still in service and can carry 16 passengers.

In 1958, engineer George Miles asked Short Brothers, an aircraft manufacturer based in Belfast, for help. He was looking to develop his aircraft, the HDM-106 (HDM for Hurel-Dubois Miles). The British manufacturer (now Bombardier) decided to acquire the development rights to modify it. It retained the structure but made modifications.

However, the Skyvan was not a priority for the manufacturer, which concentrated on the SC.5 Belfast because it was a Royal Air Force’s order. The construction of the prototype was therefore slow but finally, the maiden flight took place in 1963.

The Army Air Corps placed the first orders and used the Skyvans to train parachutists. The engines were changed several times and the Skyvan 3 version, equipped with Garrett engines, was presented in 1968. The manufacturer produced 145 copies until 1986. There were also variants of the Skyvan 3, one of which was militarized. In addition, Argentina ordered two planes during the Falklands War in 1982.

The Short 330 (or C-23 Sherpa) and the Short 360, extended versions of the SC.7, were also successful in the 1980s.

Key Benefits of SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN

  • It is a utility aircraft that can perform both civilian and military functions. It can drop cargo, monitor and evacuate wounded people.
  • It is also suitable for skydiving.

Commercial features of SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN

The SC.7 Skyvan has a double daggerboard, a fixed tricycle landing gear and a large rear door for loading.

It is 12 metres long and 4.6 metres high, with a wingspan of 19.5 metres.

Technical specifications of SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN

  • Manufacturer SHORT BROTHERS
  • Model SC.7 SKYVAN
  • Classification Regional Airliners
  • Seats 16
  • Speed 310 km/h
  • Hourly rates 9000 €/hour
  • Range 1100 km
  • Crew 2
  • Purchase Price 60 000 000 €

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